Ghostlight Releases RED EYE OF LOVE cast album with KELLI O’HARA, JOSH GRISETTI and BRAD OSCAR on Sept. 16
Ghostlight Records will release the cast album of the new musical comedy RED EYE OF LOVE on Friday, September 16, 2016. The studio cast recording of the show – which is based on an original play by Arnold Weinstein, with music by Sam Davis and book and lyrics by Arnold Weinstein and John Wulp – features the Tony Award-winning Broadway star Kelli O’Hara (The King & I, South Pacific), Tony Award winner Brad Oscar (Something Rotten!, The Producers), and Josh Grisetti (Honeymoon in Vegas), in addition to a cast of Broadway favorites. The booklet includes studio photography, a synopsis and a special note from John Wulp. Starting on September 2, customers that pre-order the album on iTunes will receive an immediate download of the title track. To pre-order the physical album, please visit www.sh-k-boom.com/red-eye-of-love-studio-cast-recording.
RED EYE OF LOVE is a girl-meats-boy love story. Selma Chargesse is torn between her love of great wealth and her passion for idealism and the two men in her life who offer her one or the other—Wilmer, a naïve young dreamer and O.O. Martinas, the proprietor of the world’s largest meat department store. Could she have both? Don’t miss this rare musical ready for prime time that tugs at the heart and tickles the funny bone. Any way you slice it, this is red meat for musical theater lovers and that’s no bum steer.
The cast also features Sam Bolen, Sarah Corey, Nikki Renee Daniels, Christine DiGiallonardo, John Morton, Greg Roderick, Leah Stuart, and Matthew Zimmerman. The album features a 12-piece band led by music director Greg Jarrett. Orchestrations are by Bruce Coughlin.
“RED EYE OF LOVE is written in the language of burlesque using puns and allegory, word play and stock phrases to make its points,” says co-writer John Wulp. “It’s not a conventional musical. It is an extended metaphor – a history of America. The story of the rise of O.O. Martinas’ Meat Emporium roughly parallels the story of America, except that the play begins at the turn of the century – a time that could be encompassed within the lifetime experiences of Arnold Weinstein and myself.”
When RED EYE OF LOVE opened in New York City in September 2014 at the Dicapo Theater, The New York Times called it “what The Fantasticks might be like if it developed a social conscience.” It was praised as a “madcap musical” by Playbill, “enjoyable” by Theater Life and “amusing” by Talkin’ Broadway. Theater is Easy said “the score is a pastiche wonder that expertly brings to mind the stage shows of the early Twentieth Century” withCurtain Up calling it “a throwback to the post-Vaudeville escapist song and dance shows.”
“RED EYE OF LOVE” TRACK LIST
- Good Old O.O.
- Park Scene
- I’m Going to the Movies
- Open Your Eyes
- Seize the Opportunity
- How Much?
- The Meat Ballet
- What Happened?
- Yes, Well, Anyway
- Say, Fella
- The Word on the Street
- Two Fat Cats
- Red Eye of Love
- Among the Navajo
- Three’s the Key Finale
ABOUT SH-K-BOOM & GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS
Sh-K-Boom with its imprint Ghostlight Records has become the leading independent force in Original Broadway Cast Recordings – building a library of over 150 records in the last 16 years, featuring some of the most successful Broadway musicals and solo albums by Broadway’s brightest stars. Founded by Grammy Award winner Kurt Deutsch, Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight has won three Grammy Awards (for The Book of Mormon, In the Heights and Beautiful – The Carole King Musical) and is a frequent nominee, most recently for the OBCR of the 2015 “Best Musical” Tony Award nominee Something Rotten! Other notable recent releases include the 2016 “Best Musical” Tony Award nominee Bright Star by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, the 2016 “Best Musical Revival” Tony Award nominee She Loves Me, the 2014 “Best Musical” Tony Award winner A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, the 2014 “Best Score” Tony Award winner The Bridges of Madison County, Disney’s Newsies, Pippin and Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Other highlights of the catalogue include OBCRs of Next to Normal, Hair, Legally Blonde, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Everyday Rapture, Passing Strange, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Drowsy Chaperone and many more Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. The label has also released solo albums from some of Broadway’s biggest names: Patti LuPone, Sherie Rene Scott, Adam Pascal, Sutton Foster, Kelli O’Hara, Alice Ripley, Christine Ebersole, Melissa Errico and Ben Vereen. The label continues to support the new generation of musical theatre composers with their extensive relationships with Michael John LaChiusa (First Daughter Suite, Giant, See What I Wanna See, Little Fish) and Michael Friedman (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Fortress of Solitude), as well as Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tom Kitt, Pasek & Paul, Joe Iconis, Ryan Scott Oliver, Shaina Taub, Dave Malloy, Kerrigan & Lowdermilk and Adam Gwon. The label recently created a new joint publishing venture with Razor & Tie to represent songwriters that fuse theatrical and pop music. Sh-K-Boom Entertainment is a producer of the acclaimed film version of The Last Five Years, written and directed by Richard LaGravenese and starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan. www.sh-k-boom.com